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Jan 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
of the first times when the country had a chance to register their opposition to obama. >> tuesday's election was a game changer... >> and boy, did they. >> repudiation of the president and his policies... >> and that, i think, came as a surprise to this person who thought that people pretty much loved him. >> the gop gaining at least 58 seats. >> i can tell you that, you know, some election nights are more fun than others. some are exhilarating; some are humbling. >> narrator: many of those democrats who had taken the "hard vote" to support obama's health care bill had lost. >> team boehner and team obama dig in their heels... >> narrator: now the house belonged to the opposition. >> a president trying to figure out what he does with this... >> president obama acknowledged that he'd taken a shellacking... >> i now pass this gavel and the sacred trust that goes with it to the new speaker. god bless you, speaker boehner. >> narrator: speaker john boehner had 87 new republican lawmakers, many of them deeply conservative. >> these were not people who spent 25 years in poli
Jan 16, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> today the obama administration did indeed extend them an olive branch. >> it looks like the country's financial giants may have turned a corner. >> narrator: the bankers who left the meeting had already received more than $180 billion from the federal government with almost no conditions. many of the president's liberal supporters were outraged. >> no strings attached? i mean, everybody else-- homeowners, everybody else who's trying to get a loan, everybody on main street, small businesses-- not only are they not able to get loans, but if they get anything, there are huge strings attached. how in good conscience, in good faith, can we not ask the banks, demand from the banks, some conditions upon getting bailed out? that just seemed incredible. >> so if you look at their stock prices, citigroup was at 98 cents just a few weeks ago, it is now up 75%. >> banks are able to borrow money at little or no interest. >> narrator: as the bankers left, inside the white house, the president had already moved on. >> he was told at one point by an adviser, "your legacy is going to be preventing a s
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